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Naval Aviation in the Second World War

Year: 2013
Language: english
Author: Philip Kaplan
Genre: History
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
ISBN: 978 1 47382 997 8
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: n/a
Description: The first aircraft carriers made their appearance in the early years of World War I, and it was in the 1920s that the first purpose-built carriers were launched. World War II was the turning point, and the carrier, and naval aviation, thus emerged into the post-war world as the primary symbol and instrument of sea power. The author tells the adventure of the young American, British, and Japanese naval aviators in the Second World War. The account of their experiences is based on archives, diaries, published and unpublished memoirs, and personal interviews with veteran naval airmen of WWII, providing a picture of the dangers they encountered in combat and of everyday life aboard an aircraft carrier. It considers some of the key aspects of the WWII naval aviators combat career, such as why it was that only a tiny minority of these pilots – those in whom the desire for aerial combat overrode everything – accounted for such a large proportion of the victories. The book relates the major carrier actions of that conflict, from Mediterranean to Pearl Harbor in 1941, Midway in 1942, and the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot of 1944, through the Japanese Kamikaze campaign against the U.S. Carriers in the final stages of the Pacific war.



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